10 months ago, we wrote about Riptide GP: Renegade, the third instalment to the gorgeous jet racing title, but until recently we haven’t been told of a release date. Now we know that the game will be released for the Apple TV & NVIDIA Shield Android TV on August 2nd at the price of $9.99. The mobile version will launch shortly after, which will be this summer. As for the console and PC version, it will be available a week earlier at the price of $14.99.
This franchise is quite spectacular. Back when the game first launched on mobile, it was boasted to be ”the first ever console-quality water racing game for mobile.” There was no doubt about their claims, the game truly raised the bar for a next-generation experience on mobile devices. And now, the futuristic jet racing game is making another comeback with its next gigantic title Riptide GP: Renegade, the first title of the series to actually be designed with consoles in mind.
Vector Unit promises a lot more than what we have previously seen in the Riptide GP franchise. The game will have Next Gen Water Racing with more advanced dynamic water racing experience, enhanced water physics, and more realistic splash effects. In addition, the game will contain more interesting environments that include interactive elements, secret shortcuts, and better designed obstacles.
The career mode will have an interesting plot, placing you against worthy bosses, offering you unlimited jet customization, and unlocking dangerous stunts. While we all love a good career mode, we all wanted an online experience and it is an online experience that Vector Unit promises to deliver. There will be an online mode where 8 players can participate and local multiplayer where you can party up with friends or compete with strangers. This does include Split Screen Multiplayer for the console version.
Finally, the game looks brilliantly designed with cop chases, complex environments, superb graphics, and a water racing experience that will not be forgotten. The developers mentioned that the mobile version will be similar to the console version with minor adjustment to the graphics. Scaling down the visual effects wont have much impact on the game, but we will be comparing both versions once the game is released. Stay tuned for more information on this game. Click here to listen to our interview with the Co-Founder of Vector Unit where we discussed the Riptide GP series and the upcoming Renegade installment. You can watch the latest trailer for this game below.